Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Sharpen command, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Aperture has two sharpening filters for us.…Edge Sharpen and just regular Sharpen.…I like Edge Sharpen a lot.…I am not quite so crazy about Sharpen but I am going to show you both right now.…We will start with this photo right here.…I am going to hit the F key and bring it up to full screen.…One thing about sharpening.…You really want it good look at your shots.…So you want to get it nice and big.…Some people recommend that you go to a 100%.…I don't think you absolutely have to go to 100% but you want a nice big view of your image.…
I am going to stay it back a little bit from a 100% right now because I want…to show you the effects of sharpening over a broader area.…I am going to hit my H key.…This brings up our heads-up display.…Now sharpening is not part of the default set of bricks.…So we go up to the +sign and we choose Edge Sharpen right here.…Now the basic way to sharpen with Edge Sharpen is start out by moving the Intensity all the way over.…So this shows us the full effect of Sharpening and then you move your Edges slider…
- Understanding Aperture terms, interface, preferences, and workflow
- Creating metadata presets and adding keywords on import
- Importing images from a digital camera, hard drive, or iPhoto library
- Using tethered shooting
- Viewing images with previews, slideshows, and metadata overlays
- Comparing, selecting, and organizing images
- Correcting white balance, exposure, levels, and color
- Using Retouch, Straighten, Crop, Vignette, and other image adjustments
- Applying sharpening and noise reduction adjustments
- Searching for images and creating Smart Albums
- Exporting, archiving, and backing up photos
- Designing books, publishing web galleries, and printing images
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.
We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Images
3. Viewing Images
4. Comparing, Selecting, and Organizing Images
5. Making Basic Image Adjustments
6. Making Additional Image Adjustments
7. Using Unique Aperture Tools
8. Modifying Metadata
9. Searching for Images
10. Exporting Images
Using the Export plug-ins3m 27s
11. Archiving Photos
12. Using Aperture's Book-Making and Design Tools
13. Building Web Pages
14. Printing Images
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